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FIRST WEEKEND WORK PARTY IN PONTARDWE: SUNDAY 21.5.17

The weather conditions were perfect for the inaugural Pontardawe Sunday Working Party’ on the canal.  Michelle chose a very ‘public’ location at the Aqueduct near Herbert Street so all the volunteers received much support and numerous expressions of gratitude for their efforts from local residents passing by. The venue coud not have been better. There...

Message from Andrew Stumpf (CRT Head of Wales)

We are delighted to have received a twitter message from Andrew Stumpf today, acknowledging the success of of our adoption of the two mile section of the Swansea Canal from Clydach to Trebeanos Locks. As below. Do contribute to our new Twitter account. Andrew Stumpf (@astumpfcrt) tweeted at 10:04 a.m. on Sun, May 21, 2017:...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND MAY TO 28TH MAY 2017.

TUESDAY 23RD MAY: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences at Trebanos at 9.15, four hundred yards north of the Upper Trebanos Lock where we will be continuing the repairs to the wash holes and eroded banks. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 26 AND 27TH:  Our Stall of hand-made...

16.5.17. THE CO-OP AND THE OLD STONE BARGE.

          As Monday’s deluge continued unabated into Tuesday we split into indoor and outdoor parties. It may have seemed an easier shift for Gill and Sue looking after our gift and craft stall indoors in the foyer of Clydach Co-op but the weather was not going to make it a bumper ...

Change of Venue for this Tuesday’s Work Party (16th May).

WE WILL NOT BE WORKING AT TREBANOS THIS WEEK AS WE DO NOT HAVE THE PERSONNEL TO TAKE THE TRAILERS BACK TO THE DEPOT IN CLYDACH.  THEREFORE, WE WILL INSTEAD BE WORKING FROM THE CLYDACH DEPOT ON THE OLD STONE BARGE MONUMENT SITE AND CLEARING VEGETATION FROM THE  CANAL CHANNEL UP TO PONT JOHN BRIDGE....

THE CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND: SUPPORTING OUR CANOE PROJECT

The Swansea Canal Society is very honoured to have been chosen as one of two local charities in the Clydach area to take part in the Co-op initiative that allows Co-op shoppers to donate 1% of their purchases of Co-op branded goods to good causes. We will be recipients of this scheme up to September...

9.5.17 ROCK, WATER, SAND, SILT and MORTAR

. Our volunteers are of all ages, skilled and unskilled, young and old (though a few more of the former would not go amiss). After a few weeks of joining us, they find their favourite occupations and generally keep to them. Gareth, above, is a great hewer of wood and mixer of cement, and is...

PONTARDAWE SUNDAY WORK PARTIES COMMENCE ON 21ST MAY.

Sunday 21st May: Monthly Work parties on the northern section of the canal from Pontardawe northwards commence this Sunday at 10.00 am.  Work will end between 2.00 and 3.00 pm. Meet at Herbert Street bridge, Pontardawe. Gloves, hi vis vests and litter pickers provided. Please wear stout boots. The monthly work parties will continue on...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH MAY 2017 TO 21ST MAY 2017

Tuesday 16th May: We meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00 am. Work starts,as it has done for the past two weeks at the terminus of the southern section, next to the Pontardawe Playing Fields, Trebanos. This is 300 yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock. Tow path edge renewal continues. Sunday...

THE WEEK AHEAD: MAY 8TH TO MAY 14TH 2017

Tuesday 9th May: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15am at Pontardawe Playing Fields in Trebanos at the point where the canal goes undergound for 800yards on its journey to Pontardawe. We will continue repairing the tow path banks with local stone walls. The  Swansea...

Swansea Canal Adoptions.

For those of you who watched BBC ‘Wales Today’ today and are interested in adopting a section of canal, the CRT website link is:- https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer/adopt-a-canal The Swansea Canal has adopted the section of Swansea Canal from Clydach to Trebanos and we work closely with the Canal And River Trust in helping to restore this section....

WORK PARTY SOUTH OF PONTARDAWE PLAYING FIELDS: 2.5.17.

  We are halfway to rebuilding the tow-path edges south of the 800 yard piped section at Pontardawe Playing Fields. This  restoration will prevent further erosion of the banks  and any subsequent flooding.  Most of the material used is provided by the Canal and River Trust though much of the local Blue Tennant Sandstone is...